Thursday, April 26, 2007

The reviews are in: Hillary 'superb, ' 'strong, ' 'very solid' in first debate

MSNBC'S MATTHEWS -- HILLARY 'DID VERY WELL...HER PRESENTATION WAS VERY SOLID...VERY IMPRESSIVE': -- "I thought Hillary Clinton did really well tonight. As a frontrunner, I think she held her place. I think her voice, her manner, her presentation was very solid...I thought she held herself as a frontrunner and kept her status...I think that she kept her voice, and she was very controlled, and very professional and very impressive." [Chris Matthews, MSNBC, 4/26/07]

MSNBC'S SCARBOROUGH -- HILLARY 'SOLID...HER ANSWERS...WERE STRONG.': "Hillary Clinton...Not flashy but solid. Her answers on health care and government competence were strong." [Joe Scarborough,, 4/26/07]

Hillary leaves as a stronger front-runner.

"Hillary Rodham Clinton entered this debate as the front-runner and leaves this debate as a stronger front-runner. She won going away." (Pat Buchanan from MSNBC)

Continuing the Four Corners Tour

Hillary continues her tour of the four corners of Iowa with a trip that included Newton and Decorah and a meeting with the nurses of Finley Hospital.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

First woman elected to serve in the Senate to lead for Hillary

WASHINGTON - Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) today enthusiastically endorsed Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) for President of the United States. Senator Mikulski joins Governor Tom Vilsack (D-Iowa) as a National Chair of the Hillary for President campaign. As a National Chair, Senator Mikulski will act as a national surrogate, speak on behalf of the candidate, aid in the development of campaign strategy, and help bring Senator Clinton's message to core constituencies.
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Clinton vows to help struggling middle class

Sen. Hillary Clinton promised Iowans on Saturday that if they pick her to be the next U.S. president, she will push "to begin to set the scales, the balances, straight" in an American society that she says has lost sight of its struggling middle class.

Under the Republican administration of President George W. Bush, many ordinary Americans have become invisible to their government, Clinton told a crowd of more than 100 people crowded into a Newton coffee shop. Single mothers who need health care, struggling war veterans and others all have gone unnoticed, she said.

"They don't see America," Clinton said of the Republicans. "They have some kind of blinders on."
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Hillary at Rutgers

Hillary spoke about the amazing example set by the Rutgers University women's basketball team at the school's Center for American Women and Politics.

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Clinton Says Damage To Environment Must Be Repaired

DECORAH, Iowa (AP) _ Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday that it's critical to repair damage to the environment and urged young people to make it a top issue during the presidential campaign.

``Today is Earth Day, and I personally believe every day should be Earth Day,'' the New York senator and Democratic presidential candidate said in Iowa. ``We have a duty to protect God's creation and we have a responsibility to repair the damage that we do as we go on in life.''

She was speaking to about 1,000 people packed into a gymnasium Sunday at Luther College in Decorah, in northeast Iowa.

``Some of the damage ... we didn't know about, we didn't understand,'' she said. ``But now we do _ so we have no excuses left.''
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Monday, April 23, 2007

Democrats 2008: Hillary 41%, Obama 20%

(Angus Reid Global Monitor) - More Democratic Party supporters in the United States would pick Hillary Rodham Clinton as their presidential candidate in 2008, according to a poll by Opinion Dynamics released by Fox News. 41 per cent of respondents would vote for the New York senator in a 2008 primary.

Illinois senator Barack Obama is second with 16 per cent, followed by former U.S. vice-president Al Gore with 16 per cent, and former North Carolina senator John Edwards with 12 per cent. Support is lower for New Mexico governor Bill Richardson, Ohio congressman Denis Kucinich, and Delaware senator Joe Biden.

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Giuliani slips; Hillary up 17 points

"WASHINGTON — Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's lead over his Republican presidential rivals has narrowed considerably, while New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has maintained her advantage in the race for the Democratic nomination, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll........

Among Democrats, Clinton led in the survey with 37 percent support to Illinois Sen. Barack Obama's 20 percent. Former vice president Al Gore, who has said he has no plans to run, had the support of 17 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents; former North Carolina senator John Edwards stood at 14 percent. No other Democrat received more than 3 percent.

In late February, Clinton led with 36 percent to Obama's 24 percent. Over those two months, Obama has not been able to maintain the momentum he had shown in attracting black support. In the new poll, 43 percent of blacks preferred Clinton for the Democratic nomination while 34 percent preferred Obama."
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Friday, April 20, 2007

Clinton Presses Bush on Contracting Abuses in Iraq

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, at today's Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, pressed Bush Pentagon officials on the Administration's lax and inadequate oversight of contractors in Iraq, which has cost taxpayers billions in over payments, fraud and waste. Senator Clinton cited specific examples of contractors openly defying Pentagon attempts to control costs and limit spending but failing to be held accountable. Senator Clinton also questioned Army officials about their efforts to develop monitoring of contractors and when monitoring would be in place -- none were able to reply.

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Thursday, April 19, 2007

St. Louis mayor endorses Hillary Clinton

St. Louis mayor endorses Hillary Clinton

Democraticpresidential hopeful Hillary Clinton picked up support Thursday fromSt. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, Missouri's first prominent Democrat topublicly endorse a candidate.

"What I like about her more than anything is her experience and longtrack record in advocating for cities," Slay told reporters. He saidClinton shares his desire for stronger neighborhoods, better educationand better jobs.

"If Sen. Clinton becomes President Clinton, I know St. Louis will have a strong advocate in the White House," Slay said.

Clinton called Slay "one of a new breed of mayors who arerevitalizing their cities and setting an example for the rest of thecountry. I'm honored to have his support."

Slay was a St. Louis alderman for 10 years, was president of theBoard of Aldermen from 1995 to 2001, and has served as mayor since then.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

First Presidential Debate April 26th/ Host a House Party

The first Presidential Debate is April 26th.

Host a House Party and watch Hillary in Action

Then look for a blog post at you can share your thoughts on the Debate, pictures and video of your event.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Hillary on Government Reform

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Hillary on Health Care

Hillary discusses her plan to achieve universal health care at a forum sponsored by SEIU and the Center for American Progress.

Hillary Clinton strong among Dems, two-to-one over Obama, others

“No one has done more to pave the way for women running for office than Geraldine Ferraro,” Hillary Clinton said in a statement today. “She has been an inspiring leader, and I’m honored to have her support.”

But this isn’t the only support which Clinton claims today:

Clinton “remains the dominant presidential front-runner among Democrats nationally,’’ Gallup’s Frank Newport reports, with Clinton claiming “ twice the support as her nearest challenger,’’ Obama.
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Clinton launches Chicago fundraising drive

Democratic White House hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton is putting together a Chicago-based professional fund-raising team, conceeding no ground to the city where chief rival Barack Obama lives.

Clinton hits Chicago on May 7, to headline a lunch benefiting the Mercy Home for boys and girls. There will be some separate fund-raisering activity in Chicago for Clinton at that time.
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Clinton vows to push for permanent VA funding

A month after offering a new GI Bill of Rights for men and women in uniform, Hillary Rodham Clinton vowed Tuesday to fight to permanently fund the Department of Veterans Affairs.

"There are people who would like to dismantle the VA.That would be an unmitigated disaster," the Democratic front-runner for president said in a speech at Veterans Medical Center. "We can't be arguing every year about how much money goes to the VA. That should be taken off the table. That is a solemn obligation."
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Clinton scores Ferraro endorsement

Ferraro, the first woman ever to appear on a major party’s presidential ticket, lent her support to the campaign of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) Tuesday.

“By electing Hillary Clinton, we can smash the ultimate glass ceiling once and for all,” said Ferraro, the Democrats’ 1984 choice for vice president. “And in doing so, we will be electing the most qualified and experienced candidate for president.”
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Monday, April 2, 2007

Clinton challenges Bush on Iraq, saying don’t veto will of the people

As Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) continues to weather the insults and protests of anti-war groups, she offered terse words for President Bush Wednesday, telling him not to veto the deadline for withdrawal from Iraq the Senate passed Tuesday.

Clinton said if Bush vetoed such legislation passed by both the House and Senate, he would “be willing to veto the will of the American people.”

“I challenge him to withdraw his veto threat,” Clinton said.

The Senate narrowly passed the Iraq emergency supplemental funding bill late Tuesday, which included language that sets a 120-day window to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq.
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Corzine to endorse Hillary Clinton for president

Gov. Jon S. Corzine will endorse New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination on Monday, according to two people close to the campaign.

The governor will make the endorsement at Elizabeth City Hall, along with U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews and other Democrats.

Clinton is scheduled to attend the event.

The people confirming the announcement would not allow their names to be used so as not to upstage the governor.
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McGovern endorses Clinton's campaign

WASHINGTON -- US Representative James P. McGovern of Worcester yesterday announced his support for Senator Hillary Clinton in the first presidential endorsement by a member of Massachusetts' all-Democratic congressional delegation.

McGovern, a six-term Democrat, said he chose to support Clinton largely because of her potential to make history: If she wins in 2008, Clinton would become the nation's first female president. His decision was crystallized, McGovern said, when he heard his 5-year-old daughter, Molly, excitedly discussing Clinton's candidacy with her kindergarten classmates.
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Hil: Aid brain-injured G.I.s

WASHINGTON - Senator Hillary Clinton, with the wife of brain-injured ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff and a doctor who treats wounded veterans by her side, called yesterday for improved care for troops with traumatic brain injuries.

"If you serve your country, your country must serve you," said Clinton, who charged that the White House has ignored "the invisible scars of sacrifice" that come with brain injuries.

Lee Woodruff pressed for the troops to receive treatment equal to what her husband received in private practice after he was injured by a roadside bomb while on assignment in Iraq. "We never had to think about a bill," Woodruff said. "Bob's recovery speaks to that."
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Clinton calls for Lending Reforms

U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, presidential candidate, swept through Orlando on Saturday with a message of needed reforms in mortgage lending to stem a wave of home foreclosures sweeping the nation:

Mortgage contracts need to be written in plain, easy-to-understand English; banks shouldn't target the poor for unfair deals; and the government should require a timeout before a bank can take someone's home.
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